Fall is a favorite time for beer drinkers.
Traditionally, it means the arrival of richer, stronger, spicy seasonal beers, Oktoberfest celebrations at restaurants, brew pubs and beer bars, and all sorts of beer festivals.
Though not all are seasonal offerings, suddenly there are a bunch of beers newly arrived in Atlanta that have become welcome additions to the fall festivities.
A long time coming, Kansas City’s Boulevard Brewing debuted several of its beers here a few weeks ago, including the wonderfully hoppy and balanced Double-Wide IPA and the luscious saison Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale.
I love drinking saisons this time of year. The bright but robust Belgian-style ale seems to go with almost every kind of food. I’m especially fond of pairing it with pork sausages, roast chicken, and spicy Thai and Vietnamese dishes. And it’s an elegant and versatile star at the Thanksgiving table.
True to style, Tank 7 is pale and effervescent, aromatic and complex, with a citrusy, peppery hop